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REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)


october 18, 2017

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Seeing spots is a good thing when your’re on the water!
Tioga County
Cowanesque Lake – Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass using drop shots and deep diving crank baits. 
Beechwood Lake – Anglers are catching bass and a few Walleye on the lake.  There is not much fishing pressure on the lake, so pack up your kayak or canoe and give it a try.  Don’t forget to have your life vest, throw bag and a waterproof whistle on hand.  Remember, Beechwood is a PA Fish and Boat Commission lake, so make sure you review the regulations before fishing.
Nessmuck Lake – The lake is full and is being stocked!  It is scheduled for another stocking in the next few weeks.  Fishing is permitted; however, there is a strict, no harvest, catch and immediately release regulations in place to allow for the reestablishment of the fish populations.
Hopefully, with the fall weather and beautiful colors, anglers and boaters will find time to get out and enjoy the wonderful resources Tioga County has to offer.  If you do make it out and you are boating, make sure you have all the required safety equipment (e.g. life vest, water proof whistle, throw bag).  Don’t forget, waterfowl hunters need to have all the same safety equipment as other boaters do.
Union/Snyder/Northumberland/Montour Counties
Halfway Lake – PA Fish and Boat Commission, recently stocked lots of Rainbow Trout.  There are lots of trout be catch!  Anglers are catching trout using classic trout lures.
Susquehanna River – With water levels down, make sure you are looking for shallow waters, rocks or any other potential obstruction when boating.  Anglers are catching bass and Walleye.
Clinton County 
Fishing Creek –  Water levels are up a little.  Water temperature is in the 60s.  With cooler air temperatures returning, trout will be looking for food.
Fishing in the early morning hours, using nymphs is still working best.  Anglers are catching trout using mayfly, stonefly and caddis nymphs (e.g. Prince #12-16; gold bead pheasant tail #12-18; Prince #12-16; green weenie #12-16).
Centre County
Spring Creek– Water levels are low and clear. Water temperature is in the high 50s to low 60s. With the return of cooler air temperatures, trout will be looking for food.  Fishing should be good throughout the week.
Remember to keep a low profile and approach key fishing areas from downstream.  At little bit of rain would be great!
Anglers are catching trout throughout the day, using nymphs (e.g. green weenie, hot spot sow bug, walt’s worm, small mayfly patterns, midge larvae patterns).
Dry dropper systems continue to work well (e.g. caddis on top and a wet ant underneath).
Blue Wing Olives(#18-22) and Tan Caddis (#14-16)dry flies will catch trout that are rising sporadically.

october 11, 2017

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PA fall fishing is a beautiful time to be on the water!
Tioga County
Cowanesque Lake – The water temperatures are beginning to drop and the bass are hungry!
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass by drop shotting various plastics.  A few musky are also being caught!
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Don Kelly and his friend, Dustin Wheatley, caught several Smallmouth while on a fishing trip to Cowanesque Lake yesterday! (photo by Don Kelly)
Clinton County 
Fishing Creek –  With low, clear water, fishing is challenging.  Water temperature is in the 60s.
Fishing in the early morning hours, using nymphs is working best.  Anglers are catching trout using mayfly, stonefly and caddis nymphs (e.g. Frenchie #14-16; gold bead pheasant tail #12-18; Prince #12-16; green weenie #12-16).
Approach key fishing areas from downstream and keep a low profile.  Trout are easily spooked this time of year.
West Branch Susquehanna River – Bass and panfish are hitting live baits, crank baits and streamer patterns.  Many of the fish are beginning to prepare for winter.  Fishing should get better as cool temperatures creep back!
Centre County
Bald Eagle Creek – Anglers are catching trout using dry flies (e.g. tan caddis) and nymphs (e.g. green weenie).
Spring Creek– Water levels are low and clear. Water temperature is in the low 60s.  Remember to keep a low profile and approach key fishing areas from downstream.  At little bit of rain would be great!
Anglers are catching trout throughout the day, using nymphs (e.g. green weenie, hot spot sow bug, walt’s worm, small mayfly patterns, midge larvae patterns).
Dry dropper systems are working well (e.g. caddis on top and a wet ant underneath).
Blue Wing Olives(#18-22) and Tan Caddis (#14-16)dry flies will catch trout that are rising sporadically.